The best men’s running shoes for the gym (treadmill)

New Balance 890 V6 (USA)

Opening our ranking of the best running shoes of 2020, the New Balance 890 V6 is the penultimate version of the brand’s popular series. This is a versatile option for daily training on hard surfaces. Top covered with mesh breathable fabric material, soft inside. The protector is located on all length of a sole that excludes sliding. For additional cushioning, TPU bands are used with RevLite foam for a springy rebound. Suitable for runners with above average weight. Without additional ankle support — shoes are suitable for runners with a neutral foot position (pronation).

Main advantages:

  • increased wear resistance — the sole is covered with a layer of foam rubber
  • good sole flexibility
  • Fabric upper hugs the foot comfortably and allows the skin to breathe
  • light shoe weight — 255 g
Minuses:
  • for a wide foot, the sock may be narrow (especially on long distances when the leg swells)
  • Lightweight runners report excessive sole stiffness

9.9
/ ten
Rating

Reviews

The total mileage of this model was more than 700 km, but I do not observe a noticeable decrease in depreciation and visible wear of the sole. I have an average weight and good running technique.

Nike Free RN Flyknit 3.0 (USA)

The Nike Free RN Flyknit 3.0 Shoe is designed for everyday running at an easy pace for short distances (up to 5 km). For neutral runners. Suitable for running in the stadium and on the treadmill. The structure of the upper provides ventilation. The material hugs the foot tightly, including the heel area. The absence of laces reduces pressure on the top of the foot and creates a sock-like effect. The thin sole fits snugly to the foot and is characterized by increased flexibility.

Main advantages:

  • high flexibility of the sole
  • simple design without unnecessary details
  • low weight — 217 g
Minuses:
  • weak depreciation

9.8
/ ten
Rating

Reviews

For light weight runners, these shoes are a great option for mid-pace workouts. They are very comfortable to do exercises and accelerations.

The best men’s running shoes for running on asphalt

Brooks Ghost 7 (USA)

Neutral series for daily tempo workouts. Suitable for both short and medium distances. For experienced and beginner neutral runners.
The midsole is a one-piece, multi-piece construction that provides enhanced ride. Weighing around 300g, the shoe shows increased responsiveness. The toe is fairly loose, while the heel is well fixed.
The main feature is “adaptive cushioning”, which adjusts to the weight, pace and technique of the runner.

Main advantages:

  • good breathability
  • sufficient cushioning
  • smooth foot roll
  • reliable fixation of the foot
Minuses:
  • not always available

9.9
/ ten
Rating

Reviews

The best option for those who run often and different volumes. The leg is comfortable, during a long run they do not rub. With them I increased my average pace.

Saucony Triumph 17 (USA)

Next on our list of the best running shoes, the Saucony Triumph 17 is a triumph of Japanese technology in 2020 athletic shoes. Designed for long and recovery runs on asphalt. They are characterized by maximum cushioning. Suitable for runners with different levels of training, with a neutral pronation. The midsole is a thick layer of flexible, lightweight and temperature resistant PWRRUN+ foam. The top is made of knitted elastic material.

For runners with above average weight, this model is not recommended.

Main advantages:

  • increased depreciation
  • wear-resistant and slip-resistant sole
  • return of a large amount of energy at a high pace of running
  • good foot support, anatomical insole
Minuses:
  • weight over 300 g

9.9
/ ten
Rating

Reviews

Great choice for marathon training. Comfortable training without the risk of injury. One of the softest. The sole is not resistant to mechanical damage, it is easy to pierce it with a branch, so I run only along the paved paths of the park and stadiums.

Best men’s trail shoes for trail running

Asics Gel-FujiTrabuco 8 G-TX (Japan)

The shoe is designed specifically for running in difficult off-road conditions, slippery ground and rocky surfaces.
Dual-density Asicsgrip outsole provides maximum traction on uneven ground. At the same time, the midsole with silicone gel reduces the load on the spine and knees, maintains stability and supports cushioning. The upper of the shoe has durable wear-resistant pads that prevent damage from stones and dry branches. The internal Gore-Text membrane is responsible for breathability and protects against getting wet.

Main advantages:

  • durable outsole
  • wear resistance with toe protection
  • running safety
Minuses:
  • hard back can rub the tendon

9.9
/ ten
Rating

Reviews

The sole is grippy and tough: they do not slip on wet ground and dirt, and on stones they absorb the force of impact. Depreciation is enough.

Mizuno Wave Mujin 6 (Japan)

Good shoes for long trail running. Suitable for runners of medium to large build, with a neutral leg shape and underpronation.
The rubber outsole provides good traction in all weather conditions. Lightweight midsole provides comfortable cushioning and energized running. Reinforced toe protection against impact and abrasion. Internal heel support allows you to securely fix the foot and protect it from dislocations.
The presence of an internal membrane creates a high level of air exchange and moisture protection. Smooth lacing allows you to fix the leg more tightly.

Main advantages:

  • soft cushioning
  • comfortable fit and secure fit
  • excellent grip on dry and wet ground
Minuses:
  • high price

9.8
/ ten
Rating

Reviews

Excellent quality, will last more than one season with intensive use. They are quite light for their class, and with good cushioning. I run lightly and gently along the forest paths.

The best women’s running shoes for the gym (treadmill)

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 36 (USA)

The best women’s running shoes in this category, we consider one of the latest models of the popular Pegasus training line. Designed for daily training on the treadmill and the stadium. For short and long distances.

A Zoom Air unit with soft Cushlon foam cushions impact and returns energy. The tread provides a secure grip. The heel has a chamfered hem for a quick transition to the toe.

The upper material is textile and faux leather inserts. The toe box is slightly flared for extra comfort on long runs.

Main advantages:

  • increased breathability
  • pressure-free heel and midfoot lockdown
  • smooth cushioning
  • weight 229 g
Minuses:
  • not recommended for low fitness

9.9
/ ten
Rating

Reviews

Feet do not rub even during long workouts. The design is very simple and discreet.

Asics Stormer 2 (Japan)

Ideal low cost women’s running shoes for light runs and treadmill activities. For beginners and amateurs with a neutral pronation.

The upper material is breathable mesh combined with faux leather. The SpEVA midsole delivers good cushioning. The sole is wear-resistant, slip-resistant, soft and flexible. Simple design and basic technology for safe and efficient running are the key features of the amateur model.

Main advantages:

  • good foot support
  • optimal cushioning
  • affordable price
  • weight 220 g
Minuses:
  • no orthopedic insoles

9.8
/ ten
Rating

Reviews

I do not consider myself an athlete, but I regularly run short distances and go to the gym. These sneakers are completely satisfied, they are light and comfortable.

The best women’s running shoes for running on asphalt

Asics Gel-Nimbus 20 (Japan)

Stylish women’s running shoes of a premium line for running on asphalt and on a treadmill. Designed for long distances. This is the choice of runners of different levels: beginners, amateurs and professionals.

The upper of the shoe is made of seamless mesh material with multidirectional stretch, which gives a secure fit without chafing and discomfort. The toe flare keeps you free on long runs when your feet swell. A comfortable heel fit is provided by an exoskeleton heel counter.

The FluidRide midsole is lightweight and provides excellent cushioning. Shock loads are effectively damped by gel inserts. The outsole is designed with a one-piece plastic Trusstic unit in the midfoot that enhances stride efficiency. A bevel at the heel helps the foot quickly transition to the toe when landing.

Main advantages:

  • secure and comfortable fit with a secure fit
  • light weight (250 g)
  • good breathability
  • for all types of training (recovery, tempo, warm-up)
Minuses:
  • not available in all stores

9.9
/ ten
Rating

Reviews

The model is equipped with the necessary technologies for effective long-term running without the risk of injury. Very comfortable and quite soft.

Adidas Astrarun (Germany)

Next on the list of the best running shoes for women in 2020, the Adidas Astrarun is the top model for long runs on hard surfaces.

A mesh upper gives the shoe maximum breathability, while an interior textile lining made from durable Adiwear material keeps the shoe feeling soft and comfortable.

The midsole contains two materials — Boost and Bounce — for soft cushioning and high flexibility. The weight of 278 g is not considered the lightest, but in the reviews, athletes talk about the lightness of sneakers.

Main advantages:

  • increased wear resistance
  • optimum level of cushioning
Minuses:
  • long laces that need to be tucked in
  • not suitable for wide feet

9.8
/ ten
Rating

Reviews

I chose these sneakers for their functionality, stylish design, good cushioning and comfortable fit of the foot. Mileage for more than 200 km — not yet disappointed.

Best women’s trail running shoes

Salomon Speedcross 4W (France)

A lighter version of the legendary trail running shoe. Frequent choice for trail racing. Suitable for free running in the woods and off-road with different types of terrain, for long and fast hikes in fast&light style.

The upper material is treated with a Gore-Tex membrane that repels dirt and moisture. Drawstring closure for a snug fit, with lace pocket. A comfortable last ensures the correct position of the foot, preventing chafing, calluses and damage to the Achilles.

Contagrip outsole with aggressive, grippy, multi-directional tread provides excellent traction, even on wet surfaces, while mud does not pack between the lugs. Runners note the adaptability of the model to overcome slopes and hills with loose soil.

Main advantages:

  • durable
  • waterproof upper material
  • comfort shoe
  • good ground grip
  • smart cushioning system
Minuses:
  • not suitable for hot weather

9.9
/ ten
Rating

Reviews

Cool design, sit like a glove, not killed. Suitable for beginner levels as well. It is better not to run through the puddles: if the water is poured inside, they will dry for a very long time.

Merrell Banshee (USA)

Good technical lightweight shoes for off-road running in the summer in dry weather.
The M-Selekt Grip outsole provides just the right amount of traction in difficult terrain. The design of the tread does not allow dirt and small stones to clog into it. Moderately thick outsole with a 4mm drop provides good cushioning.

The upper is made from a combination breathable material. There is protection of the toe from premature abrasion.
Nylon arch support protects the foot from impacts and dislocations. The anatomical insole provides a comfortable foot position and reduces fatigue during long runs.

Main advantages:

  • breathable material
  • comfortable fit
  • a light weight
Minuses:
  • without water-repellent membrane
  • no reflectors

9.8
/ ten
Rating

Reviews

Sneakers are suitable for running and walking in the woods. Light and soft, not felt on the leg.

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